Advanced Environmental Law Practitioner Roundtable: The Legal Landscape Following Midwest, Crombie and Huang

May 24, 2017
Toronto ON

OBA Environmental LAW PROGRAM | 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

If you are an experienced member of the environmental bar, please join us for an interactive facilitated discussion with your peers regarding the potential implications arising from recent and leading contaminated sites jurisprudence in Ontario.

You and your peers will explore the significance and potential reach and limits of the Courts’ application of (i) section 99 of the Environmental Protection Act and (ii) key principles related to the common law environmental torts in the Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited and Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson decisions, as well as analyze the outcome of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Crombie v. McColl on the future of contaminated land litigation and transactions.  Gain the opportunity to participate in an in-depth discussion on the potential impacts of these cases, including:

  • The breadth of s. 99 as a new statutory cause of action, and the availability of damages for spills that preceded the enactment of s. 99
  • The ability to pierce the corporate veil and increase the likelihood of individual liability
  • The discovery and diligence requirements imposed upon buyers in the context of contaminated land transactions
  • The overall impact of these decisions on future cases involving the classic environmental law torts: nuisance, trespass, strict liability, and negligence cases

Register now to be a part of this engaging discussion!


Jennifer Fairfax, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Albert Engel, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Bryan Buttigieg, Miller Thomson LLP
Donna Shier, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Harry Dahme, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Michael Fortier, Torys LLP
Paul Manning, Manning Environmental Law


Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm  Registration & Refreshments
6:00 pm  Opening Remarks and Roundtable Sessions
7:30 pm  - 8:00 pm  Networking
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8


CBA Member: $65* | Non-Member: $105*

*plus applicable taxes


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